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Rio 2016: Gymnast Samir Ait Said breaks leg during Olympic vault

first_imgThe 26-year-old’s left leg folded beneath him as he landed badly during the men’s qualification event.Said, who won gold on the rings at the 2013 European Championships, was taken off on a stretcher and acknowledged the crowd as he departed.French team leader Corrine Moustard-Callon said: “We don’t know what happened, except it was his tibia.”She added: “He is in the hospital with a doctor now. We will do more exams to see if it is just the bone.”It is very difficult for the team. He was one of the friendliest on the team which is very difficult – he came to win a medal and gave everything, 200%.”United States gymnast Danell Leyva, the 2012 Olympic all-around bronze medallist, added: “I heard other gymnasts say ‘don’t look, don’t look’.”Even though we’re on different teams we know each other and I’ve known Samir since I was 14. It really sucks, but we have a job to do.”Highlights footage and photos of the injury are too graphic to be shown on the BBC Sport website.last_img read more

4 more witnesses take the stand

first_imgA total of four witnesses took the stand in the presence of Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry when the voir dire (trial within a trial) continued on Wednesday at the Demerara Assizes.The four individuals gave their recollection of what they knew as it related to Cyon “Picture Boy” Collier, who is accused of murdering two brothers – Ray Walcott, also known as “Sugar”; and his younger brother Carl Andrews, al known as “Alo” in Victoria, on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD), on September 21, 2006.Deputy Director of the Prisons Gladwin Samuels gave his testimony as it related to his former position as Superintendent at the Georgetown Prison in the year 2006.Patricia Anderson also took to the stand, relating what she knew from the perspective of her capacity in 2006 as a Medic at the Georgetown prison.The accused was also called to the stand.In addition to the three witnesses in the voir dire trial, Sherwin Maxwell was called for the second time to testify. Maxwell recalled what he had witnessed on that fateful night. He relayed to the jury that he was with a group of friends playing dominoes when a man rode up to the game on a motorcycle.He went on to state that he did not see the man’s face but knew who he was because he entered the yard of which they were playing dominoes in front of.Maxwell informed the jury that he had been playing for Banks beer and everyone at the table would have consumed two or three beers each at the time.Maxwell also stated that he had been living at the same Lot 42 Victoria Housing Scheme address since 2006 to present and was never contacted by the Police prior to his two previous appearances.Collier is accused of murdering the two brothers in Victoria Village, ECD on September 23, 2006. Reports are that a group of young men were playing dominoes at the Victoria four-corner, ECD, when the two brothers, were allegedly shot by the accused who rode up on a motorcycle.last_img read more

Women Police association hosts cultural evening

first_imgThe Guyana Association of Women Police on Saturday evening hosted a grand cultural evening in celebration of Guyana meeting its milestone of 50 years as an Independent Nation at the Police Officers’ Mess Annexe, Eve Leary, Georgetown.With theme ‘No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive’ the event saw those attending beautifully attired in their respective ethnic clothing.With songs, music and laughter all celebrated together embracing the culture of each other.Speaking with Guyana Times event coordinator Superintendent Charmine Stewart said that in organising the event, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) avoided including one ethnic group.“The Guyana Police Force is made up different cultures as such we wanted all cultures to be included and to participate in this event.”The event saw participation from Youth Groups, Police women from as far as Berbice, As well as participation from all of the divisions.Also on board lending their support to the event was the Chinese Association that wooed the audience with the Lion’s Dance.Closing off the evening, the audience were able to partake in games which saw numerous prizes being won.last_img read more

Inconnu Swimmers performed well on weekend

first_imgWe are sending 28 Inconnu swimmers to Grande Prairie along with Coach Norah and Coach Steven. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Regional Camp was an amazing success. The swimmers attending this camp were chosen based off of their 200 Individual Medley time. Our six swimmers, Viggo Pedersen, Frankie Woods, Zara Schwartz, Nate Rogers, Christopher Kollar, and Rylan Pomeroy, participated in this technique-based camp, to help them improve their swimming. Their guest speaker was Richard Hortness, two-time Canadian Olympian swimmer. It was great to have him on deck showing the kids his incredible technical skills. Big improvements were seen with the Inconnu athletes.In Peace River, our swimmers had a great weekend. We sent seven swimmers who gathered a handful of best times and great swims. Coach Emily was our lead coach and she said the Inconnu swimmers did fantastic.Peace River athletes were Cohen Elliott, Sage Elliott, Dylan Gerber, Sereena Lafreniere, Madden Mize, Monroe Mize, and Danny Thompson.This weekend we are heading to Grande Prairie for the Winterfest swim meet. It’s a small swim meet aimed at introducing the swimmers into our long course season. Our home pool is a regular short course pool, which is 25m in length. A long course pool is 50m long and is what you see most swim meets on TV (a.k.a. Olympics). – Advertisement –last_img read more

Sports briefs

first_imgOden had 19 points, nine rebounds and two blocks, Ron Lewis scored 16 points and Mike Conley Jr. finished with 10 assists and five steals for Ohio State, which is looking for its first No. 1 ranking since 1962. Chargers wrap up coach interviews SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Chargers finished the first round of interviews for their head coaching vacancy when they met with New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gary Gibbs on Sunday. General manager A.J. Smith and president Dean Spanos – who fired Marty Schottenheimer on Monday night – will review what they gleaned from the six candidates before deciding how to proceed, Smith said in a statement released by the team. Favre to have ankle surgery soon DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Brett Favre will have ankle surgery in the next few weeks, and Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says the three-time MVP will have plenty of time to recover for minicamps. The 37-year-old quarterback was supposed to have surgery on his left ankle the day after the season, but skipped it and had yet to reschedule. Hardaway gives another apology MIAMI – Former NBA All-Star Tim Hardaway apologized again Sunday for his anti-gay remarks, telling a Miami television station that he “didn’t mean” to say what he said in a South Florida radio interview last week. “I don’t hate gay people,” Hardaway said in an interview at his home. “I’m a good-hearted person. I interact with people all the time. … I respect people. For me to say `hate’ was a bad word, and I didn’t mean to use it.” Notable TENNIS: Amelie Mauresmo won a $1.3 million diamond-studded racket trophy Sunday, beating Kim Clijsters 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the final of the Diamond Games tournament. … Andy Murray fought back after falling behind a set and a break to Ivo Karlovic to win his second career title at the SAP Open, beating Karlovic 6-7 (3), 6-4, 7-6 (2) in a thrilling final. … Wild-card Guillermo Canas won for the first time since returning from a doping ban, upsetting top-seeded Juan Carlos Ferrero 7-6 (4), 6-2 in the Brazil Open. … Yaraslova Shvedova won her first WTA Tour title by stunning top-seeded defending champion Mara Santangelo 6-4, 6-4 at the Sony Ericsson International. NHL: The Edmonton Oilers sent defensemen Marc-Andre Bergeron to the New York Islanders on Sunday for defenseman Denis Grebeshkov. CYCLING: Levi Leipheimer repeated his winning performance from last year, leading an American sweep Sunday in the Amgen Tour of California prologue. SWIMMING: Natalie Coughlin and Michael Phelps dominated the Missouri Grand Prix again Sunday night, each winning a pair of races in the final major competition before next month’s world championships in Australia. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Briann January had a career-high 22 points, nine assists and six steals to lead No. 10 Arizona State to an 80-69 victory over UCLA on Sunday. From wire reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MINNEAPOLIS – The last time Ohio State was No. 1 in the AP men’s basketball poll, John Havlicek, Jerry Lucas and a sub named Bob Knight were leading the Buckeyes to the NCAA championship game. That was 45 years ago, but after Greg Oden and No. 2 Ohio State breezed to an 85-67 victory over Minnesota on Sunday, Hondo and the General might finally have some company. last_img

Jury awards LAPD detective $1 million in demotion case

first_imgBy The Associated Press A jury awarded more than $1million in damages Wednesday to a police detective who claimed she was wrongly demoted for complaining about alleged sexual misconduct by her boss. The jury deliberated for several hours before finding that the Police Department retaliated against Ya-May Christle for complaining about former Deputy Chief Michael Berkow. “Hopefully this sends a message to the city that they have a problem and that they have to fix it,” Christle’s attorney, Bradley C. Gage, said after the verdict. John W. Sheller, representing the city, said he was disappointed by the jury’s findings. Christle, 43, sued the city and Berkow in May 2006, claiming her career suffered while other officers who had affairs with him got special treatment. Christle worked as a sergeant in the internal affairs department, but after she complained about his alleged misconduct, she was assigned to a “dead-end” job as a detective. Berkow acknowledged having an extramarital affair with a female officer but denied Christle’s allegations. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsVolunteer class, 9 a.m.-noon at the William S. Hart museum, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 254-4584. Free landscaping class will cover water management, 9 a.m.-noon at Castaic Lake Water Agency located above Central Park at 27234 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call Karen Dunkinger at (661) 513-1230. American Association of University Women will install officers, 10:30 a.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $14. Call Trudi Nash at (661) 252-1831. Animal Story Time, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. “Zorro” discussion group will meet, 10:30 a.m. at Borders Books & Music, 24445 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Call (661) 286-1131. Young Artist of the Year Art Reception, 4-6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. Call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Mother’s Day celebration for 25Score members. Free car wash for mothers at Valencia Car Wash, 24233 Creekside Road, Valencia. Call (661) 255-3448. Mother’s Day Breakfast before the 9 a.m. worship service at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Cost: $5 for adults and $3 for children. Call (661) 297-3783. Free lecture on the Fernandeno Tataviam Indian tribe, 2-4 p.m. at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 259-8942.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SATURDAY Letter Carriers Food Drive invites residents to leave a bag of nonperishable food for the needy by their mailbox. Call the SCV Food Pantry at (661) 255-9078. AARP Driver Safety Program, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Health Fair Expo will provide free health screenings and low-cost blood tests, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 255-1588. last_img read more

FIANNA FAIL COUNCILLOR GILL CHOSEN AS NEW MAYOR OF BUNCRANA

first_imgFianna Fail Councillor James Gill has been elected as the new Mayor of Buncrana.He takes over form outgoing Mayor and Independent Cllr Nicholas Crossan.FIanna Fail have the two main seats on the council with Fianna Fail Cllr Joe Doherty being chosen as Deputy Mayor.  FIANNA FAIL COUNCILLOR GILL CHOSEN AS NEW MAYOR OF BUNCRANA was last modified: June 13th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CLLR JAMES GILLMAYOR OF BUNCRANAlast_img read more

GAA: ALL THE WEEKEND CLUB RESULTS

first_imgSenior League Division 3Naomh Brid 0 – 9 – 1 – 10 St Naul’sRed Hughs 0 – 11 – 1 – 8 Naomh Columba Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon 1 – 11 – 0 – 10 Naomh ColmcilleGaeil Fhánada 0 – 10 1 – 7 CLG CarndomhnaighNa Dúnaibh/Downings 2 – 10 0 – 9 Naomh Pádraig LeifearSenior League Division 4 Burt 2 – 6  – 2 – 10 MilfordUrris 4 – 20 – 0 – 8 PettigoConvoy 2 – 11 –  0 – 5 Na RossaNaomh Ultan 1 – 10 0 – 8 Naomh PádraigLetterkenny Gaels 4 – 10 – 1 – 9 Robert Emmets Division 1 ResGaoth Dobhair 0 – 8 – 0 – 8 St MichaelsNaomh Conaill 1 – 9 – 2 – 8 Four MastersSt Eunans 5 – 10 – 1 – 5 Kilcar Killybegs 1 – 12 – 2 – 10 ArdaraDivision 2 Reserve LeagueSean MacCumhaills 3 – 7 – 1 – 8 Naomh MuireAn Clochán Liath 1 – 5 – 0 – 7 Gleann FhinneTermon 0 – 3 –  1 – 10 Cloughaneely TermonDiv 3 Res LeagueAodh Ruadh 1 – 8 – 3 – 6 Naomh ColmcilleNaomh Brid 1 – 7 – 1 – 5 St NaulsRed Hughs 1 – 6 – 0 – 14 Naomh ColumbaDownings 0 – 12 0 – 6 Naomh PadraigFanad Gaels 1 – 16 2 – 4 CarndonaghDiv 4 Res LeagueNaomh Ultan 2 – 16 – 0 – 4 Naomh PádraigBurt 0 – 6 – 0 – 8 MilfordConvoy 2 – 16 0 – 5 Na Rossa ConvoyGAA: ALL THE WEEKEND CLUB RESULTS was last modified: April 7th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA: ALL THE WEEKEND CLUB RESULTSlast_img read more

No. 42 Men’s Tennis Travels To No. 23 Oregon

first_imgThe Bulldogs (6-3) are coming off a tough 5-2 setback at Wisconsin on Feb. 16. The team is led by Vinny Gillespie, who is ranked 55th in singles. He holds a perfect 7-0 singles record as the squad’s top singles player. BYU (7-5) split matches last week, falling 4-3 to New Mexico and topping San Francisco 4-2. The Cougars are led by Jacob Sullivan and Matthew Pearce, who have an 8-1 and 8-3 record, respectively. DES MOINES, Iowa – The 42nd-ranked Drake University men’s tennis team travels to Eugene, Ore. to square off against BYU in a neutral site match on Saturday before taking on No. 23 Oregon on Sunday. Oregon (8-2) was riding a five-match winning streak before falling to Minnesota 5-2 in Minneapolis on Sunday. No. 36 Thomas Laurent has won 13 consecutive singles matches and is 13-0 in his career at the No. 1 position. The Ducks also boasts three nationally-ranked doubles teams: No. 33 Laurent and Clissold, No. 47 Jayson Amos and Simon Stevens and No. 51 Amos and Armando Soemarno. Following the Bulldogs’ trip to the West Coast, they head to Minneapolis on March 4 to take on Washington and Minnesota. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more